Week 01/19 – 01/25 2017

Murkocet CD Release Party

Murkocet CD Release Party

By | January 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm | No comments

Presented by Mystic Avalanche Entertainment  Saturday, January 21 at The Hood Bar & Pizza Show starts at 9:00pm Free Show 21 & over By Tracy Dietlin This Saturday let the beatdown begin! Murkocet’s CD release party, for their highly anticipated debut album,...

Posted in: Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Throw The Goat

Throw The Goat

By | January 18, 2017 at 7:45 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez From the pine covered peaks of Idyllwild, Throw the Goat has been spreading their infectious, hard-rock grooves throughout the desert empire and picked up a new drummer on the way. With their latest release, “Vote Goat” making ROCKwell UnScene...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Braun Fraulein

Braun Fraulein

By | January 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm | No comments

By Morgan James A professional, hard hitting sound from incredibly experienced and talented musicians would accurately describe Coachella Valley's own, Braun Fraulein. Poignant lyrics, moving melodies, distorted blues rock with driving rhythms encompass the band's prodigious...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

THE JAYHAWKS “Paging Mr. Proust”  (Thirty Tigers Records)

THE JAYHAWKS “Paging Mr. Proust”  (Thirty Tigers Records)

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm | No comments

By Eleni P. Austin What might have happened if John Lennon had quit the Beatles and Paul, George and Ringo carried on without him? In 1969 he briefly left the Fab Four, but was persuaded to return. Only to have Paul McCartney very publically jump ship a few months later,...

Posted in: Columns, Consider This, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

THE RIVER’S MUSIC SHOWCASE Starts This Staurday

THE RIVER’S MUSIC SHOWCASE Starts This Staurday

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm | No comments

By Joe Enos The River in Rancho Mirage has announced the bands playing in its 2017 Music Showcase on six Saturdays beginning this weekend and continuing through April.  These evenings of live entertainment feature top local talent from the Coachella Valley and throughout...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

CELEBRITY JAM At Outdoor Resorts Palm Springs

CELEBRITY JAM At Outdoor Resorts Palm Springs

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm | No comments

By Patte Purcell Every time we do a jam they get better and better. Last night at Outdoor Resorts Palm Springs, the two hour show featuring 15 amazing musicians, entertainers and recording artists continued the upward trend. The evening started off with some solo acoustic...

Posted in: Backstage Jazz, Columns, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

CV Open Mic Competition: And the Winner Is… Marco Thoma!

CV Open Mic Competition: And the Winner Is… Marco Thoma!

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:40 pm | No comments

By Morgan James What an incredible session we had at The Block Sports Bar & Grill. The CV Open Mic Competition wrapped with an exciting conclusion of a Grand Finals on Wednesday night. The crowd cheered on each performer and took photos and videos with their favorites....

Posted in: Columns, Local Music Spotlight, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

THE DINAH 2017 CELEBRATES WOMEN WHO HAVE SHATTERED THE GLASS CEILING

THE DINAH 2017 CELEBRATES WOMEN WHO HAVE SHATTERED THE GLASS CEILING

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm | No comments

BUILDING COMMUNITY AND BREAKING BARRIERS Heading straight toward the big three-oh, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend (aka The Dinah) continues to make its presence felt across our country and around the world by raising the visibility of women in all facets of life, from artists,...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

CareerBuilder Challenge to Offer Saturday Concert Featuring Fitz and the Tantrums

CareerBuilder Challenge to Offer Saturday Concert Featuring Fitz and the Tantrums

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm | No comments

Popular indie-pop band will headline the event’s Golf and Guitars theme with a concert open to all ticketed spectators immediately after play January 21 on the Stadium Course at PGA WEST “It’s a Whole New Game,” and concert is just one of the many new additions to the...

Posted in: Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:22 pm | No comments

WITH INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION, LIVE MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE ‘Intertwining the Fabric of Generations’ On-View February 2-28 Palm Springs Art Museum is celebrating Black History Month with a new interactive exhibition titled Intertwining the Fabric of Generations, on-view in...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

The Unforgettable Hearts Awards

The Unforgettable Hearts Awards

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:22 pm | No comments

February 10th in Redlands, February 17th in Apple Valley, and February 24th in Indio The Unforgettable Hearts Awards, created by State Senator, Mike Morrell and Chaplain Tim Evans of The Unforgettables Foundation (TUF) 6 years ago, in Inland Empire, will take place in the High...

Posted in: Columns, Community, Events, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Barry Minniefield, from “The Voice” Sings in the New Year at Art on Main Street!

Barry Minniefield, from “The Voice” Sings in the New Year at Art on Main Street!

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm | No comments

Premier Sponsor – City of La Quinta Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. “Barry, man, your soul was off the charts” –Christina Aguilera We are thrilled to announce that Barry Minniefield will be performing at Art on Main Street, a show which features...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Art Palm Springs: Sensate Gallery – Booth #414

Art Palm Springs: Sensate Gallery – Booth #414

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:18 pm | No comments

The Nature of Collaboration Sensate Gallery’s debut exhibition is being held at Art Palm Springs and features the artwork of acclaimed wood artist Bihn Pho and collaborating artists from around the globe. Utilizing a cutting-edge marriage of sculpture and painting, Pho and...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

The Joy of Adopting Older Cats!

The Joy of Adopting Older Cats!

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:16 pm | No comments

By Janet McAfee Are you in the market for a new feline companion?  An older cat just might be the “purrfect” match; that one with a graying muzzle and eyes filled with the wisdom of the world.  Older cats have plenty of spark and playfulness, but they have the...

Posted in: Columns, Pet Place, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Wine Dinners Ignite the Culinary Scene

Wine Dinners Ignite the Culinary Scene

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:14 pm | No comments

By Rick Riozza One of the most pleasurable ways to learn and experience the wide world of wine, is to attend a great restaurant’s wine dinner.  Not only does the chef & kitchen take especial time to consider a strategy of meals to showcase their gustatory talents,...

Posted in: Columns, The Vino Voice, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Celebrated Restaurant THE CHOP HOUSE Will Open In The JACKALOPE RANCH, INDIO

Celebrated Restaurant THE CHOP HOUSE Will Open In The JACKALOPE RANCH, INDIO

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm | No comments

RESERVATIONS BEGIN JANUARY 20, 2017 Long considered one of the Coachella Valley’s finest restaurants for steaks and chops (on the bone), lobster and fresh seafood by diners, The Chop House at Jackalope Ranch will open in Indio as a destination dining spot. As a dining...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, The Pampered Palate, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

THAT’S A WRAP: PSIFF Awards and “Best of Fest” Winners

THAT’S A WRAP: PSIFF Awards and “Best of Fest” Winners

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:58 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons At the beginning of the 28th annual PSIFF, Palm Springs International Film Society Chairman, Harold Matzner said in his personal welcome letter that he was, “Honored and delighted to oversee your cinematic journey into the realms of storytellers from...

Posted in: Columns, Film, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

PSIFF: A Man Called Ove

PSIFF: A Man Called Ove

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:56 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Movie adaptations are often criticized for being “not as good as the book.”  Turning a bestseller into a big hit can be a significant and daunting challenge for filmmakers.  There is an art to successfully adapting a book to film, and sadly not...

Posted in: Columns, Film, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Local Film Cataract Gold Premiers at the Mary Pickford

Local Film Cataract Gold Premiers at the Mary Pickford

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:55 am | No comments

By Avery Wood Locals already know the best desert spots to go when you want to get away from the action of life, but now they can see the same desert landscapes full of western themed action in Cataract Gold, directed by La Quinta resident Paul Kiener and starring Caroline...

Posted in: Columns, Feature Stories, Film, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

The Ghostlight Project – Theaters Creating Brave Spaces

The Ghostlight Project – Theaters Creating Brave Spaces

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:54 am | No comments

By Dee Jae Cox Theater has reflected the attitude and perspectives of cultures across the world and across the centuries.  It is the keeper of the creative light having begun long before film or television was even a distant concept and having survived the oppression of...

Posted in: Breaking the 4th Wall, Columns, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

POETIC DRIVER

POETIC DRIVER

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:52 am | No comments

By Robin E. Simmons NOW PLAYING: PATERSON I loved this beautiful, satisfying and touching film. It’s easily one of writer/director Jim Jarmusch's most accomplished, if not his best movie so far. In tone, structure and theme, there’s a sweet affection and sublime...

Posted in: Columns, Screeners, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Unborn Secrets

Unborn Secrets

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:50 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons ----- Nutshell by Ian McEwan   Fiction ----- Human procreation is a miracle.  When it comes to awareness, there is still so much we don’t know about fetal brain cognition.  How much do the unborn know?  What emotions do they...

Posted in: Book Review, Columns, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

General Leia Organa (19 BBY – 41 ABY)

General Leia Organa (19 BBY – 41 ABY)

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:48 am | No comments

We have the power to make tomorrow our world, for our neighbor and for ourselves. For what We want. Go straight ahead with what you believe to be right and beautiful. Don't let anyone else dictate the outcome for our world. Use your own strength and actions to make it so. Engage...

Posted in: Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Strains, Strains, Strains And More Strains

Strains, Strains, Strains And More Strains

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:46 am | No comments

By BIG ED the Budtender C.C. RELEAF’S Lead Budtender Have you ever wondered what the big deal is with all the different names and types of marijuana? Well, let's see if I can't help you weed through the different strains of Marijuana and why there are so many....

Posted in: Cannabis Corner, Columns, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

More Rain Headed Our Way!

More Rain Headed Our Way!

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:45 am | No comments

More needed rain is forecasted, but some storms may cause serious and dangerous problems. Here are a few  tips for preparing for storms, and weathering them safely. Always keep a battery-powered radio in your home so that you can tune to radio stations if you lose...

Posted in: Columns, Safety Tips, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:42 am | No comments

By Haddon Libby With the transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, there is a mix of euphoria and catatonic astonishment amongst Americans.  As we close out the eight year presidency of Barack Obama, let’s review some of his greatest accomplishments and...

Posted in: Columns, Haddon Libby, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Holiday 2016 Con Victim?

Holiday 2016 Con Victim?

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:40 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you were in town during December 2016, you noticed there were more articles in both the Desert Sun and local TV on Holiday Scams than I could ever recall. They were often some take off on "you asked, we respond". The Desert Sun's opinion page on 12-24-16...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

CV Background Screening & Drug Testing

CV Background Screening & Drug Testing

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:35 am | No comments

One of the fastest growing business services in the U.S. is background, drug and aptitude/integrity screening. CV Background Screening & Drug Testing has just opened its doors, providing full 24/7 Service to its clients in the Coachella Valley. Employee drug abuse and...

Posted in: Columns, GCVCC Business Profile, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Empire Polo Club to Dedicate Sunday Polo Field In Honor of General George S. Patton

Empire Polo Club to Dedicate Sunday Polo Field In Honor of General George S. Patton

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:30 am | No comments

General Patton was an avid polo player and experienced equestrian Emcee: Sylvester Stallone Guest Speaker: Helen Patton – Honorary Chair of the General Patton Museum On Sunday, January 29th, the Empire Polo Club is hosting a field dedication ceremony in honor of General...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Sports Gambling in California Around The Corner?

Sports Gambling in California Around The Corner?

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:25 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler With Trump It’s A Strong Possibility. Legalized sports betting might expand over the next four years as President-elect assumes the White House and the Republican Party controls both chambers of Congress. That’s according to R Street Institute, a...

Posted in: Columns, Sports Scene, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

“Can you find anyone worth while over the Internet?”

“Can you find anyone worth while over the Internet?”

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:20 am | No comments

By Jenny Wallis Dear Jenny, I have been dating, well, it seems like forever! I have been actively dating for over seven years. I just cannot seem to find a relationship that lasts more than six months.  Every time a relationship ends it always seems that it ends for the...

Posted in: Ask Jenny, Columns, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:15 am | No comments

Week of January 19 © Copyright 2017  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Are you more attracted to honing group dynamics or liberating group dynamics? Do you have more aptitude as a director who organizes people or as a sparkplug who inspires people? Would you...

Posted in: Columns, Free Will Astrology, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Why Everyone Should Have A Pet

Why Everyone Should Have A Pet

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:10 am | No comments

By Doug Morin Executive Director of CV Volunteers In Medicine The UCLA Health People Animal Connection (PAC) Program has found that owning a pet can benefit the health of your heart in many ways. A research study they conducted examined how a group of patients in the cardiac...

Posted in: Columns, Health & Fitness, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Have You Tried Counting Sheep?

Have You Tried Counting Sheep?

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:05 am | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile Dear Dr. Kadile,  my friend takes melatonin to help her sleep.  Does it really work? - Lyn, La Q uinta Lyn, melatonin is a natural hormone supplement that can assist with sleep. It is not meant to be like a traditional “sleeping...

Posted in: Ask The Doctor, Columns, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

When is Enough Enough?

When is Enough Enough?

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:00 am | No comments

By Sunny Simon One of my favorite clients came to me with a problem many of us share. In her quest for producing a stellar work product, Madison suffers from a dream destroying syndrome. Any guesses on what that is? I’ll give you a hint. If you spend an inordinate amount of...

Posted in: Columns, Life & Career Coach, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017